Please note: The weekend schedule for the 2019 event in Tairawhiti Gisborne is continual a work in progress.

Friday 22nd March 2019

11:30noon – 12:00pm – He Mihi Whakatau (Official Event Opening)

Outside the…. venue….(TBC).

Invitation to all Spirited Women

We would like to extend a warm invitation to all competitors and whanau in this years event to formally attend a traditional Maori welcoming and acknowledgement. The mihi whakatau will also acknowledge the local Iwi and all sights of significance and toanga in the Tairawhiti Gisborne region, which you could possibly get to enjoy and see throughout your journey.  
Please gather outside the main entrance. On arrival you will be met by a kaiawhina (support person) who will explain the tikanga(protocol) before you are called on. Tidy dress is appreciated. Kia piki te ora.

12:00-4:30pm – Event Registration Expo

Reception Lounge in the…. venue….(TBC).

  • Team Sign In
  • Final Check of Team Details
  • Complete Registration Formalities
  • Pick-up Teams Race Bibs, Bike Plates, & Team Electronic Timing Device
  • Collect Team Gift Box full of goodies and event merchandise (included in entry fee)
  • Sponsors Expo – try delectable samples, enter competitions and score some great deals on product from our sponsors.

NOTE: One team member can sign in and pick up team gear on behalf of all team members, however if there is a late change of team member, they must bring a completed copy of the Change of Team Member form with waiver, signed by the new team member. This form will be made available closer to the event and also emailed out in the final newsletter.

12:30-6:30pm – ‘Pre-race Rest and Relax’ Yoga classes (included in entry fee). Please only book when you are sure your team will attend  – see time slots below

Online yoga bookings will close at midnight on Friday 8th 2019 (2 weeks out from the event weekend).

… venue….(TBC).

Session 1: 12:30-1:15pm (Limited to 50 teams/200 women)
Session 2: 1:30-2:15pm (Limited to 50 teams/200 women)
Session 3: 2:30-3:15pm (Limited to 50 teams/200 women)
Session 4: 3:45-4:30pm (Limited to 50 teams/200 women)
Session 5: 4:45-5:30pm (Limited to 50 teams/200 women – Short and Medium Course Teams only)
Session 6: 5:45-6:30pm (Limited to 50 teams/200 women – Short Course Teams only)

NOTE: Please only book into your team into a preferred yoga session online when entering if you are certain you will attend. Click here for a current list of all yoga session bookings. Late bookings will be taken at the registration Expo subject to space in sessions.

5:00-7:30pm – Release of Race Notes, Maps & Control Cards

Reception Lounge…. venue….(TBC).

Teams must where their bibs when collect Race Notes, Maps, Control Cards and CP Descriptions, 30 minutes before their race briefing.

This allows teams to briefly look at maps & notes and digest all the information prior to their allotted event category briefing time. Any questions teams may have will be answered at the race briefing.

Long Course Maps Released: 5:00-5:30pm
Medium Course Maps Released: 6:00-6:30pm
Short Course Maps Released: 7:00-7:30pm

5:30-8:15 – Race Briefings (see time slots below)

Sports Stadium in the …. venue….(TBC)

Long Course Race Briefing: 5:30-6:15pm
Medium Course Race Briefing: 6:30-7:15pm
Short Course Race Briefing: 7:30-8:15pm

NOTE: It is essential that one team member attend their race briefing, but we strongly recommend the whole team is present with supporter so we can explain any further details if needed and answer anyone’s questions.

Saturday 23rd March 2019

5:30am-11:30am – Event Day Staggered Wave Starts

Start venue(s) TBC in the release of the race maps and notes.

Team start time below are TBC

5:30am Start 1a – All Long Course Teams (Bib numbers 1 – 33)
Plus some Medium Course Teams (Bib numbers 34 – 66)
7:00am Start 2a Medium Course (Bib numbers 67 – 132)
8:15am Start 3a – Medium Course (Bib numbers 133 – 198)

9:30am Start 4a – Medium Course Teams (Bib numbers 199 – 209)
Plus some Short Course (Bib numbers 210 – 264)
10:30am Start 5a – Short Course (Bib numbers 265 – 330
11:30pm Start 6a – Short Course (Bib numbers 331 – 396)

12:00noon to 11:30pm – Finish Line Celebrations

Finish venue(s) TBC in the release of the race maps and notes.

Sunday 24th March 2019

9:30am-11:00am – Event Awards Ceremony and Spot Prize Draw

Park …. venue….(TBC)